Christian Aid Ireland




  • Christian Aid Ireland is the Irish affiliate of Christian Aid, an “international aid and development agency of the Protestant Churches of Great Britain and Ireland.”
    • Christian Aid UK assumes a highly biased and politicized approach to the Arab-Israeli conflict. Its publications systematically ignore Palestinian responsibility in the conflict and minimize Israel’s right to self-defense. For issues relating to the Arab-Israeli conflict, Christian Aid Ireland’s website directs people to the resources and articles featured on Christian Aid UK’s website.

See NGO Monitor’s report on Christian Aid UK.


  • In FY 2020-2021, total income was €9.7 million; total expenses were €8.9 million, of which €671,000 was spent on “Israel and the occupied Palestinian territory.”
  • Donors include Ireland (Irish Aid) and the European Union.

Governmental and Institutional Funding to Christian Aid (amounts in €)

Irish Aid5,573,0005,716,0005,424,0006,805,000
United Nations316,000621,000140,000

Political Advocacy

BDS Activities

  • In February 2022, Christian Aid Ireland participated in a campaign titled “#StopTradeWithSettlements,” calling “for an EU law that will end trade with illegal settlements once and for all.”
  • In 2018, Christian Aid Ireland supported the Irish “Control of Economic Activity (Occupied territories)” bill which would make it illegal for Irish citizens and residents to import or sell “settlement goods” or to provide or attempt to provide “settlement services.” According to Rosamond Bennett, Chief Executive of Christian Aid Ireland, the bill “sends an important message across the globe, that international law exists to protect people and their rights across the world. For too long, settlements and the produce that comes from them have been at the expense of Palestinian rights, forcing them off their land and into poverty.”
  • In 2012, Christian Aid Ireland lobbied for the “introduction of a ban on the importation of produce originating in illegal Israeli settlements on Palestinian land.”
  • In 2012, Christian Aid Ireland joined a coalition of 22 European NGOs in producing a report, “Trading Away Peace: How Europe Helps Sustain Illegal Israeli Settlements,” which repeats the BDS agenda and calls on the EU and national governments to wage political warfare through various forms of economic sanctions on Israel.


  • Christian Aid Irelands works with “over fifteen Israeli and Palestinian organisations to protect human rights and build a just, lasting peace for all.”
  • Christian Aid Ireland is a member of ACT Alliance.
    • The ACT Alliance promotes demonizing rhetoric against Israel, international boycotts, divestments and sanctions (BDS) campaigns, and the Kairos Palestine document that calls for BDS (boycott, divestment, and sanctions) against Israel; denies the Jewish historical connection to Israel in theological terms; and rationalizes, justifies, and trivializes terrorism, calling it “legal resistance.”
    • Advocacy goals include contributing “to a global discourse on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict that addresses the consequences of occupation, promotes access of individuals to resources, and ultimately brings an end to the occupation” and targeting “Christian communities on the International level…by stressing Christians’ suffering in the Holy Land and seek to preserve Christians presence in Palestine.”
    • Supported the EU’s decision to label products exported from Israeli communities over the 1967 ceasefire line, calling it “an important measure towards ensuring continued, full and effective implementation of existing EU legislation.”

Funding to NGOs (amount in € unless noted)

Palestinian Center for Human Rights70,00070,000
B'TselemNIS 234,180NIS 240,009NIS 257,22570,00070,000
Culture and Free Thought Association90,00090,000

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